Research

My research interests are in Household Behavior and Family Economics, Labor Economics, and Applied Microeconomics Topics. Below is a list of my papers:

Family Structure and Wellbeing of Out-of-Wedlock Children: The Significance of the Biological Parents’ Relationship (joint with Frank Heiland)

 

-                      Demographic Research, Volume 15, Article 4: 61 – 104 (published September 6, 2006)

-                      The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Working Paper Series, Princeton University, # 2006-21-FF

-                      Funded by James W. McLamore Summer Research Awards in Business and Social Sciences, University of Miami, 2005

-                      Presented at the Population Association of America 2006 Annual Meeting: Los Angeles, CA, March 2006

New Estimates on the Effect of Parental Separation on Child Health (joint with Frank Heiland)

 

-                      Forthcoming in Causal Analysis in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, Applications, edited by H. Engelhardt, H.P. Kohler, and A. Prskawetz. European Studies of Population, Springer, September 2007.

-                      The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Working Paper Series, Princeton University, #07-14-FF

-                      Funded by James School of Business Summer Research Awards, University of Miami, 2007

-                      To be at the Population Association of America 2007 Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, April 2007

The Implications of Poor Health Status on Employment in Romania (joint with Cem Mete)

 

-                      Forthcoming in Economic Implications of Chronic Illness and Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, edited by C. Mete. Washington D.C.: The World Bank, 2007, chapter 5.

Should We Get Married? The Effect of Parents’ Marriage on Out-of-Wedlock Children (joint with Frank Heiland)

 

-                      Accepted for publication at Economic Inquiry, December 2007

-                      The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Working Paper Series, Princeton University, #2007-02-FF

-                      Funded by James W. McLamore Summer Awards in Business and Social Sciences, University of Miami, 2005

-                      Presented at the Southern Economic Association 76th Annual Meeting: Charleston, SC, November 2006

-                      Presented at the Population Association of America 2007 Annual Meeting: New York City, NY, March 2007

-                      Presented at the Society of Labor Economists Twelfth Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL, May 2007

-                      Presented at the Western Economic Association International 82nd Annual Conference: Seattle, WA, June 2007

-                      Presented at the Center for Demography and Population Health seminar series, Florida State University: Tallahassee, FL, February 2008

-                      Presented at the ESF-LiU (European Science Foundation – Linkoping University) Conference on The Transfer of Resources across Generations: Family, Income, Human Capital and Children’s Wellbeing: Vadstena, Sweden, June 2008

Is My Parents’ Divorce to Blame for My Failure in Life? A Joint Model of Child Educational Attainments and Parental Divorce

 

-                      Revise and resubmit, July 2008

-                      Presented at the Southern Economic Association 74th Annual Conference: New Orleans, LA, November 2004

The Effect of Parental Divorce and Its Timing on Child Educational Attainment: A Dynamic Approach

 

-                      Under review, August 2007

-                      Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting: Boston, MA, April 2004

-                      Presented at the Southern Economic Association 73rd Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX, November 2003

-                      Presented at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Seminar Series: Stony Brook, NY, November 2003

-                      Presented at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference: New York, NY, February 2003

The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances: The Case of Latin America (joint with Pere Gomis-Porqueras and Luis Locay)

 

-                      Working paper, February 2006